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Latest posts by chicky

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 23:02

Woody - i do west facing for germination and north facing (but turned every couple of days to stop them leaning too much to the light) for growing on a bit.

Lesley  - look forward to comparing notes on production lines .  I will be sowing my first batch in mid Feb

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 22:52

((Hugs)) Woody

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:07

Great stuff Berghill - the picture threads are my favourites


Posted: 01/02/2015 at 11:11
That's some volume of food . Hope he enjoys it

sweetpea idea

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 10:25

Never done it, but don't see why it wouldn't work Denise.  Mine always get too tall and flop over (essentially growing downwards) for the last bit of their life And they flower just as well.  Not sure how they woyld react to growing against the ground however - is there anyway yoy can make a frame, or construction of twigs, to keep them slightly raised?

School Sensory garden - Rainbow flowerbed

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:46

What a lovely space .  I think sowing colour coded annuals in your "wheel" would work - and its the most spectacular form of gardening as far as children are concerned - all those lovely plants and flowers from such tiny beginnings.  You could start them off in seed trays so that the steps in the process are even more obvious for youngsters.  They will also feel like they have created it that way, rather than have an adult present them with the finished article.

cornflowers or nigella are easy for blue, california poppies (eschlozia ??) will give you orange - I'm sure others can suggest foolproof annuals for other colours.  Good luck


Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:35

OH is watching the cricket - seems like a lot of sport on offer this morning.

Not a lot planned today - soil too solid for gardening.  Have to make a trip to the tip to dispose of old sofa (new one arrived this week, for anyone who remembers my pre-christmas saga).  Then off for a meal with the in-laws this evening .....never quite managed it over Christmas.  But at least its Feb, so I will be able to have a cheeky glass of something to go with it

Hope church parade went well Panda - not fair having to get all smartened up at that time in the morning if its the weekend

Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:00

I tried the wool pellets last year.  They worked for about a month and then stopped - and I thought they were too expensive to have to keep replacing.  Only thing that works for me long term is the copper bands.

Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 00:07

Lupins grown from seed will flower in their first year, as will agastache.  They will be with you in years to come too

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:10

How awful.  No other words really.  That poor family.

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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